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Geirangerfjord

The Geirangerfjord is situated in south western Norway, northeast of Bergen, Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord, set 120km from one another are considered as archetypical fjord landscapes and among the most scenically outstanding anywhere. Their exceptional natural beauty is derived from their narrow and steep-sided crystalline rock walls that rise up to 1,400m from the Norwegian Sea. The Geirangerfjord stands proudly as one of the most popular sightseeing spots in the world that portrays the forces of nature. The main sightseeing spots include the Briksdal Glacier in Sogn og Fjordane and the Dalsnibba Observatory Access is possible from Oslo, Bergen and Ålesund with the use of trains and buses.

Sognefjord

The Sognefjord is the world's longest and deepest fjord stretching 204km eastwards from the west coast, with a depth of 1,308m. The fjord can be reached by trains and other public transport from Oslo and Bergen and it can be accessed all-year round. It is recommended to take the Fraam Railway through villages located at the inland part of Sognefjord.

Hardangerfjord

With a length of 179 km (111 miles), the Hardangerfjord in the county of Hordaland in Norway is the third largest fjord in the world and the second largest in Norway. The surrounding district is called Hardanger. The Hardangerfjord is surrounded by gently sloping mountains that are covered in colourful tree blossoms, which creates an idyllic scenery. The fruit trees were planted by a monk who visited these lands approximately 800 years ago. Highlights in this region include: Hardangervidda National Park and the Folgefonna glacier which is the third largest glacier in Norway and is highly commended for hiking.

The Golden Route to Geiranger

This organized round trip aims to fulfil the dreams of all visitors to Norway, the Geirangerfjord - one of Norway’s most beautiful fjords, the steep, narrow hairpin bends of the Trollstigen road and the magnificent mountain scenery on the Rauma Railway.

Website: www.fjord-tours.com/geiranger/

Lysefjord

Lysefjord is located in Forsand in south-western Norway. The name means light fjord due the lightly coloured granite rocks along its sides. The fjord was carved by the action of glaciers in the ice ages and was flooded by the sea when the later glaciers retreated. Because of the harsh terrain around the fjord, few people live in the area. But the area has two power plants that provide electricity for more than 100,000 people in Norway.

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